To ensure the health and safety of our staff, clients, visitors and community, BBEDC has closed its office to in-person traffic until further notice. Click on the flyer at left for more information. All forms and applications can be found on our website and any questions can be answered by calling 907-842-4370. If you think you will have residency issues or other program eligibility issues related to travel restrictions and COVID-19, please call the BBEDC offices and notify us or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The BBEDC Board has also issued a travel ban for programs and staff. Please call 843-4370 for more information or to see if this affects a program you are interested in.
Residency Policy Changes
The BBEDC Board has revised its Residency Policy to be effective January 1, 2021. Eligibility for BBEDC residency will change from residing in a BBEDC CDQ community for the previous 12 months to the previous 24 months. Residency must be renewed annually. Please thoroughly review the 2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency to familiarize yourself with the documentation needed to verify and qualify for residency and participation in BBEDC programs. Questions can be answered by calling 842-4370. 2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency BBEDC Residency Flyer
AK-ARPA Business Relief Program
The Alaska State Legislature appropriated $90 million from the State’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Covid State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) toward a tourism and business relief grant program to be administered by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED).
The application period opened at 8:00 am on Friday, September 17, 2021 and will remain open until 8:00 am on October 19, 2021. The AK-ARPA business grant program is not a first-come, first-served grant opportunity.
Optionally, complete a preliminary AK-ARPA Screening Questionnaire to quickly determine whether your business is eligible for an AK-ARPA Business Relief grant.
Applications must be submitted online through the MyAlaska system.
Use the AK-ARPA Business Relief Grant Portal to apply for an AK-ARPA Business Relief Grant.
You can find more information at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/AK-ARPABusinessReliefProgram.aspx
BBEDC can assist you with determining if you are eligible to apply and/or applying, contact your local Community Liaison or call BBEDC at 907-842-4370 for more information. AK-ARPA Flyer
BBEDC Employment Program Opportunities Open Now
BBEDC has many temporary positions open. The positions are posted here, please check back often to see additions to our Seasonal, In-Region Internship, and Youth Internship positions.
BBEDC Full-time Positions Open
The position of Community Outreach Coordinator is open at BBEDC. This position will be responsible for promoting BBEDC programs and services and assisting with all areas of outreach. Position is open until filled. See the full job description here. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume along with a fully completed BBEDC employment application. Contact Chris Napoli for more information at 842-4370 or email@example.com. BBEDC employment application
BBEDC is also accepting applications for the position of Receptionist. This is a full-time position with benefits and open until filled. See the full job description here. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume along with a completed BBEDC employment application. BBEDC employment application
Reminder to Vessel Upgrade and RSW Purchase Program Recipients
If you received a Vessel Upgrade Grant or RSW system through the RSW Purchase Program during the years of 2017 – 2020, you must supply the following to the Regional Fisheries Department by October 15, 2021:
- Proof of actively participating in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery for the 2021 salmon season while using the same vessel or vehicle that received the upgrades.
- Proof that you have maintained residency within the region for 2021 by completing the Affidavit of Residency Form
Failure to supply these documents may result in an obligation to repay the grant funds received. If you have already submitted the information for the current year, thank you!
Books for Sale- The Canneries, Cabins and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska
Looking for a gift to give from the Bristol Bay Region? John Branson's book is a great choice. Filled with pictures and history of the Bristol Bay fisher, it is sure to please. For more information or to purchase your copy, contact BBEDC at 907-842-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.